Thirteen-year-old Willows Community School
Grade 8 student Leo Bristow is Baseball Central’s
Allstar of Month for July.

Bristow has been a regular at Baseball Central since
he was six -- initially training with Elvis Nelson -- and now he is one of the pillars of
the BC Attack 14U team coached by TJ Runnells and Shawn Chacon.

After two seasons with BC Attack, he is starting catcher as well as co-team captain despite being one of the youngest on the team.

Under Chacon's BCLA training sessions, Bristow works on both hitting and pitching.

"When I swing I lean in a little and go out front ... he's trying to correct that so I can get more power in my hits," Bristow says, adding Baseball Central has made him a better player.

The teen has played six seasons in Culver City Little League where his team won the Championship in both the Major Division (2012) and 50/70 Division (2013). And he was on the CCLL All Star Team for several seasons as well.

Bristow has played a variety of sports besides baseball, including basketball and flag football for his school team, and club soccer a few years back.

Off the field Leo is a solid A student with glowing reports from his teachers. He is a well-rounded student who is consistently praised for both his schoolwork and his leadership skills. Bristow is bi-lingual and speaks Swedish fluently at home with his parents. At Willows he is also a member of the JCL Team (Junior Classical League) where students compete in Roman History, Geography, Latin, Greek Mythology and more. In March he competed for his school in the State Championship.

Outside of sports, Bristow enjoys computer games, music, hanging with friends, cooking and traveling.